The Defined King James Bible [Burgundy Hardcover]

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  • The Defined King James Bible [Burgundy Hardcover]
  • The Defined King James Bible [Burgundy Hardcover]
  • The Defined King James Bible [Burgundy Hardcover]
  • The Defined King James Bible [Burgundy Hardcover]
  • The Defined King James Bible [Burgundy Hardcover]
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Burgundy Hardcover

Medium Print, 6"x 8" with 10 point type.

Published by Pastor D. A. Waite, and The Bible For Today

The King James Bible has long been recognized as one of the greatest literary works in the English language. For over three centuries, it did more to influence the English-speaking people than any other single book. It influenced the way they acted, the way they thought, the way they wrote, and the way they spoke. Even in the Twentieth Century, English-speaking people around the world continue to be affected by the rhythm, cadence, beauty, and power of this venerable version. But how do we preserve--for the Twenty-first Century--the accuracy, beauty, and dependability of the classic King James Bible without sacrificing clarity of understanding in a day of rapidly diminishing literacy? One answer may be the Defined King James Bible.

As its title suggests, the Defined King James Bible attempts to define archaic, obsolete, or uncommon English words that occur in the text of the King James Bible. Since these definitions appear in the footnotes at the bottom of each page, the text of the King James Bible (KJB) remains unchanged. Bold-faced type [like this] is used to highlight every word (or phrase) that is defined in the footnotes. If a dictionary classified a word definition as archaic (Arc) or obsolete (Obs) or rare (Rare), Dr. Waite listed the appropriate abbreviation before that definition. As you will soon notice, most of the uncommon words defined do not have definitions labeled archaic, obsolete, or rare.

The most commonly used KJB words that are classified as archaic include the second person pronouns (such as thee, thou, ye) and the various archaic verb forms (such as know-eth, did-dest, had-st). A footnote at the beginning of each Bible book deals with this second person pronoun confusion: "In the KJB t, t, t, t, and t always refer to only one person. Y, y, y, y, and y always refer to more than one person.

The archaic verb confusion is handled in an appendix at the end of the Defined King James Bible (pages 1653-1660). This appendix lists each archaic verb form with its modern counterpart. In addition, similar information about archaic verb usage appears at the end of each Bible book as space permits.

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